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JSTOR helps people discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content through a powerful research and teaching platform, and preserves this content for future generations. JSTOR is part of ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization that also includes Ithaka S+R and Portico. For more information about JSTOR, please contact email@example.com. Julv HI, 1907 1012 On account of the finding of dead rodents on the water front, the Peruvian quarantine authorities have resumed fumigation before de- parture of all ve-sel- which lie at the wharves. PHILIPPINE ISLANDS. Report ft'um Jlanihi — Varioloid — Inspection of vessels. Chief Quarantine Officer Heiser reports. June 3 : No quarantinable diseases reported in the city of Manila for the week ended June 1. l'.^07. Varioloid was reported as follows: Three cases, no death>. Vessels clearing from Manila for United States ports were treated as follows: On May 2" the British steamship Momhassa. with 31 crew, granted a supplemental bill of health for Cebu via Iloilo, after the usual inspection. On June 1 the Britisli steamship Iixbrtni, with 57 crew, en route from Yokohama to Xew York, granted a supplemental bill of health after ins])ection of personnel and cargo. ^liscellaneous cargo certi- fied, 1'2.4-2T packages. RUSSIA . Report from St. Petersburr/ — 0>ith7'eak of plague in viciniti/ of As- trakhan — Sanitary measures. The following' i^ received from Ambassador Eiddle under date of June 20: Coiiiiiniiiic<iti(iii friiDi till (■<iiiiiiiis>'ioii cxt(i1i}ixliril for tal-hif/ iiiri(fiiirr.\- iiiiaiiist l)Jli<IIIC. Three cases of ])lague have been declared in the district of Ark- hiereiskaja. situated opposite Astrakhan. The district of Astrakhan, with the headquarters of the Government, as well as the stepjje of the Kalmyks, is declared threatened by plague. The cases of plague broke out in a factory in which 70 workmen are employed. The entire locality was at once isolated ; the sanitary staff was sent to the place of isolation with all the necessary equipment for disinfection and with all the material in use. and a thorough dis- infection was made. The locality outside the place of isolation and the adjoining districts have been divided into sections under the sur- veillance of ])hysicians. and a quarantine station has been erected. The governor of Astrakhan reports that a Cossack belonging to a detachment engaged in the work of isolation fell ill on May 30. with a high tem]iera'ture and swollen glands. Tt RKEY. Report from ('oiistaiitinople — Plagve in. the Ottoman Empire — San- itary meaxarc^ at Dieddnh and Bagdad — Plague on steamship MosJitari. The following is received from Doctor Post, American representa- tive on the International .^^anitary Council, under date of June 21:: At Djeddah. May 20. 2 cases of plague occurred (old cases, pre- viously reported) : on May 30. 1 new case and 1 death occurred 1013 July 19, 1907 among the native population. The total record for the epidemic since January 8, 1907. is :}(;*; cases. ?>^yi deaths. The sanitary inspector at Djeddah reports that the effort to get the population to destroy rats and mice lias proved utterly fruitless, although a premium of 2 cents per head was offei'ed. }lowe\er. as the result of a telegram from the Grand Vizier, the Governor-General and the Emir of Mecca sent a squadron of cavalry from Mec(^a. under the command of an energetic sanitary ofKcer, who in 4 days gave the streets of Djeddah a much needed cleaning. He has also rendered eificient help in cleaning and disinfecting dwellings where cases of plague have occurred. On jNIay 23 the steamship Moslitari arrived at Djeddah from Bassorah. Eight cases of plague had occurred on board during the voyage. It is possible that the disease was contracted at Bahrein during the voyage. The u-nal measures were taken for disinfection of vessel and destruction of rats, and no new cases occurred. At Bassorah on June 1 tliere was a death from plague; particulars are lacking. In consequence of these facts vessels arriving from Bassorah were subjected to five days" quarantine, from June 4 to 18. As no new cases occurred up to the latter date, quarantine was then removed. As soon as news of i)LigHe at Bassorah reached Bagdad, active measures were taken there. The city was divided into .3 quarters, each being placed under the charge of 2 special sanitary officers, with orders to examine the sick and report suspicious symptoms. An additional force of street cleaners was enlisted, and other sanitary measures were enfori'cd. The health of the city has been unusually good. Several recent ease> of ]jlagne at Alexandria and Port Said have led to a quarantine of 48 h()ur> against arrivals from these ports, this quarantine being still in effect. VENEZt'ELA. Re/porfa from Carofax — Quarantine against Trinidad on account of plague. The following is received from Minister Russell, under date of June 24, through the Department of State : Owing to the apjjearance of several cases of bubonic plague in Trinidad all communication between that island and Venezuelan ports has been cut oft' and no mail is permitted to be sent to Trinidad through the post-oflice at Caracas. The minister adds that these sanitary measures have been in force since June 10. Transfer of lepers to new liospited near La Gvaira. Minister Russell further reports. July !) : The new national le])er hospital on the seashore near La Guaira has been completed and is now ready for occupancy. The old hospital in Caracas has been abandoned, and the 110 leper patients have been transferred to the new hospital. This transfer was made in the early hours of the morning, the P^nglish railway employing for the i^urpose old open freight cars, which were all brought back to the Caracas station and burned. The new hospital is a very large and commodious building and is in an isolated sj^ot on the seashore be- tween Cape Blanco and Maiquetia.